314 4. Ayahkarak (black-smith). 5. Vardhaki (carpenter). 6. Ksuri (barber). 7. Sajaka7i (washerman). 8. Padajah (the protector of the village boundary ic., the Reddi). 9. Padavijneyab (the knower of the foot-prints, i.e., the talarf). 10. Antyajati-dvayam (the two of the last caste, i.e^ vetti and dohfy These are called the twelve slmasthas or ayagars. Kaifiyat of KZmal&furam \ L. R. 1, pp. 78, 94-5. 246. OATJDARAJU CENNAMARAJU vs. DVARAKAOERLA MALLAMRAJU. SUMMARY. A certain Avubalarajayya sent Caudaraju Cennamaraju, the karanam of Perftru and Mallamraju, the Jcaranam of Dvaraka- cerla, who were parties in a dispute, to the merchant guild of Sirivarla for settling their dispute. The merchant guild held a court in the mukhama^apa of the temple of Siddhegvara of Sirivarla on su. 11 of Magha in the year Bahudhanya corres- ponding to S. S. 1430* and investigated the facts pertaining to the dispute. They conveyed the results of their investiga- tion by means of a letter to Avubalaraju who sent the disputants before them. The merchant guild held an enquiry, and sent the follow- ing report embodying their decision :— We summoned Cennamaraju before us and asked him to state his case : Cennamaraju's statement: I was the karanam of Peruru/ During the regime of Narasa Nayaka, the enemies invaded the country, when our slma was devastated, and our village fell into ruin, I lived in the hills for a long time with ' "3» d**« U ^rroii^ & S. 1430 corresponds to YibJwra MM! not to Balmdhanjr*.